The Terry Fox Foundation is inviting retirement residents to host their own "Golden Fox" runs at their communities to raise funds for cancer research on Sunday, September 19th.
Living in an extended family situation is a reality for many people with aging parents that require care, comfort and companionship. This situation can cause tension and create problems between husband and wife, especially when it comes to their finances. It can also be hard to communicate your feelings about money when it’s your spouse’s parents moving in. Here are some things to keep in mind. These tips will protect you financially and make money matters more clear in the future.
While the overall divorce rate on a steady the decline with the Generation-X er's, the divorce rate amongst young seniors and the newly retired is steadily climbing! There has been a lot of speculation and discussion as to the reasons why the "I do" ends with "I don't".
Kids may be safest in cars when grandma or grandpa are driving instead of mom or dad, according to study results that even made the researchers do a double-take. "We were surprised to discover that the injury rate was considerably lower in crashes where grandparents were the drivers," said Dr. Fred Henretig, an emergency medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the study’s lead author.
In our last advice on relationships blog, we navigated the waters of Stage Two of Dating: Uncertainty. Once you have decided to focus on a primary romantic relationship, you are entering the 3rd stage of dating: Exclusivity. Previously you were flushed with the anticipation of getting your needs met while testing to see if you really wanted to get involved. Now you are choosing to open up, give freely and experience getting what you need in return.
I used to think that being married was one of the hardest things I’d ever done—harder than gutting my house till it looked like 1983 Beirut, harder than several hideously painful days of labour after which I couldn’t sit for three months, and definitely harder than trying to figure out grade five math.
Here is a typical question: “I have two sisters and a brother but they all live far away. I live in the same town as my parents. I’m happy to help my mom and dad, but my siblings don’t seem to think they need to do anything because they live far away. How do I get them to be more involved in helping me take care of our parents?”
On the afternoon of September 6th, close to 20 older adults and seniors gathered at the Duke of York in Toronto Ontario for the kick off of SilverSparks Speed Dating for 60-75
n this blog, my advice on relationships is about to make me extremely unpopular by making the case for postponing physical intimacy. When desire is the expression of love is the best time to experience increasing degrees of intimacy. And love needs time and care in order to grow. Who here has had the experience of having an explosive first few weeks of a romance only to watch it flame out? Can we talk?
Looking for love at any time of the year can be a challenge for single seniors, but Valentine's Day is the perfect time to celebrate the search for seniors who are dating and for everyone to celebrate being in love. Read more...
VIDEO: Wondering what life in a retirement community is really like? Residents tell you all about it in Seniors on Screen!
Dating is big business for the 65+ age group. If you're single and looking to find a mate, you should try online dating. Here are six tips for success.
Many mid-life adults don't want to get married. They're divorced, widowed or they have always been single. Here's the case for "getting hitched".
VIDEO: Volunteering your time not only gives you a social life, it develops new pathways in your brain, improving memory and helping you live longer.
The Men's Club is a social program just for men at Sunrise Senior Living in Oakville. Check out their adventures in the new column by Mark Giordani!
Want a new way to meet someone? Try speed dating. It's a great way to meet people and it has many benefits over online dating.
To attract, build and maintain a loving, lasting relationship, your soul comes into it. That is something we don't think about enough: spiritual intimacy.
Dating when you're older can be stressful but a positive attitude, reasonable expectations and these five tips can make it fun!
Heard of The Golden Sisters? They're The Golden Girls of the Internet. These grandmas have pretty funny opinions. Check out their dating advice!
Have you seen The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? It's a low-budget movie with 'senior star' appeal and plenty of optimism and passion!
When you move to a retirement home you need to become friends with existing groups. It can feel like high school but it will work out.
Long-term care retirement homes provide care for seniors who require frequent assistance but the benefits extend to the family as well.
VIDEO: Relationships are an important part of our natural balance and well being, especially so in later life. It's never too late to meet someone.
Seniors in Canada have their own memories of the first day of school. There are many differences between school today and fifty years ago, however the excitement and anticipation that a new school year brings remains the same for Canadians of all generations. As Canadian families get ready to begin a new year of school it is worth while to remember that some of life's most important lessons will be taught to us outside the classroom by our elders. Read more...
There are lots of benefits for seniors who take special interest courses including good mental and physical health, community involvement, having fun and learning new things. Read more...
As a grandparent you probably love being able to help your family by providing care for your grandchildren. These tips for seniors are designed to help families who have grandparents who provide care when needed. Read more...
The content team at Comfort Life would like to take this opportunity to celebrate Grandparents Day with a tribute to our own grandparents. Read more...
Elaine Morgan shares her experience of living far away from family and shares the stress and worry involved with trying to care for family across the world. Read more...
VIDEO: Joan Main is a pragmatist, this certainly helped her make the move to Amica in Vancouver when she decided that the best way to adjust was to live in the now. Read more...
Do you know a senior who has recently lost a spouse? Help the senior in your life through their grief with these 5 tips. Read more...
Author and Speaker Jane Blaufus shares her deeply personal insights and tips for learning to love again after the loss of a significant other or spouse. Read more...